How many digits of pi can you remember?
A mnemonic is a way of helping you to remember something, it could be a rhyme or a phrase.
This phrase could help you to remember the first few digits of pi:
‘May I have a large container of coffee?’
Can you see how it works?
Can you invent a phrase of your own?
You might also like to take a look at this: Remembering pi – a memory mini From BBC Scotland. (Requires Flash Player)
I find it hard to remember more than the first few digits of pi, but some people can remember an amazing amount. In July 2005, Akira Haraguchi managed to recite the first 83,431 digits of pi. Wow!
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